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Padres release rotation candidate Freddy Garcia

Mar 24, 2013, 2:37 PM EDT

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The Padres signed Freddy Garcia to a minor league contract in January and gave him a legitimate shot at a starting rotation spot this spring. It didn’t work out.

According to MLB.com’s Corey Brock, the Padres granted Garcia his release on Sunday morning. He is now a free agent and can sign with any team.

The 36-year-old right-hander posted a rough 8.71 ERA and 1.60 WHIP in 20 2/3 innings this spring in the Cactus League. Garcia had a 5.20 ERA and 1.37 WHIP in 107 1/3 innings with the Yankees in 2012.

San Diego’s Opening Day rotation will probably be Edinson Volquez, Clayton Richard, Jason Marquis, Eric Stults and Tyson Ross.

Andrew Cashner should be recovered from his offseason hunting injury by the end of April.

  1. uyf1950 - Mar 24, 2013 at 2:42 PM

    Freddy’s had a very nice career at this point he should just take the $53MM +/- he’s made over that career and enjoy it with family and friends.

  2. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Mar 24, 2013 at 4:25 PM

    He would still be Colorado’s ace.

  3. angelsfan95 - Mar 24, 2013 at 4:42 PM

    i see dead people

  4. ptfu - Mar 24, 2013 at 11:50 PM

    “San Diego’s Opening Day rotation will probably be Edinson Volquez, Clayton Richard, Jason Marquis, Eric Stults and Tyson Ross.”

    Blech. Jason freakin’ Marquis is our THIRD starter, and it’s not like we’re running Verlander & Kershaw out there as our #1-#2. Too many injuries to the rotation (AGAIN), which especially sucks given that the lineup isn’t awful and the bullpen should be good (again). Just bad luck.

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